Volunteer Opportunities at Recovery Café

Our wonderful volunteers help hold the spirit of the Recovery Cafe by nurturing a sense of loving community and a culture of recovery. Opportunities abound for people who feel called to share their time and gifts with the Recovery Café Community:

Summer Youth Volunteer Program

For more information about our Summer Youth Volunteer Program, click HERE to download the information (PDF).

Ministers of Presence Program

Ministers of Presence offer an open heart and listening ear to uplift and support our Members and find themselves uplifted and supported in the process. Weekly two-hour shifts are available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ministers of Service Program

The kitchen is fun! Ministers of Service work side by side with Member volunteers preparing our meals and washing dishes. These shifts are available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Open Mic Hosts

Organize your faith community, school or group of friends to share the amazing gifts of cooking and serving as you provide a dinner for 100+ people attending Open Mic night. These evenings are one of the best ways Members introduce others to our community. Open Mics occur on the third Saturday of every month and are highly anticipated nights full of entertainment with delicious meals to enjoy in community.


Help capture the essence of the Café by photographing our activities, Members and events for internal and external publication.

Volunteer Barista

Serve up delicious, personalized espresso drinks once a week during the Café Members’ Latte Hour Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Special Events

Help us warmly welcome and direct guests for our annual fall Standing in the Gap event or other occasional community gatherings. Hosting our registration table or making coffee.

Bridgebuilder at the Standing in the Gap Annual Breakfast

Fill and host a table at Recovery Café’s free, inspiring annual fundraiser and education of the heart event.

Mailings and Administrative Assistance

Assist in data entry, programming and our Transformation Program. Create and post signs and fliers.

Food Donation Pickup

Pickup and transport food from our fabulous local donors to Recovery Cafe: Macrina Bread, Caffe Vita Coffee, Magic Dragon Chinese Food.


Keep the Café beautiful, inside and out! Help by pulling weeds, collecting trash, mulching, etc., in areas surrounding our building.

Walking Club

Our walking club (Sole Train) meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15 a.m. to empower Members in personal wellness—emotional, mental and physical. Volunteers are crucial to sustaining motivation, leading routes, engaging in healthy conversations and building camaraderie.

For More Information

For questions, more information, or to share an idea, contact the volunteer coordinator by email or by phone at (206) 374-8731, ext. 130.